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Jim Thompson

Retired - Director of Education; HR Director, Davidson County Schools (NC); General Motors in Williamsburg

The Silk King - The Mystery Continues

PRESENTED ON MAY 24, 2014
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 7

Is it creepy for an old man to be collecting silks? You will need to watch this presentation by Jim Thompson, the self-claimed unknown heir to the Thai silk fortune. But be forewarned, the mystery may continue.

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King Magnus Ladulas

BY ANJA PRAESTO
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 06, 2013

Anja Praesto, an expert in Swedish history and tourism development, presents the story about the ancient Swedish king Magnus Ladulås, and what was discovered when archeologists opened his grave. (in Swedish) 

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Mystery Weekend 2014

BY BRAD PENISTON
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Brad Peniston, an editor in Washington, D.C, and his brother James, a sculptor in West Philly, take a trip every winter to try something new and exciting. This year, they decided to go to Bangor and uncovered the history there and show case some cool people in the area by organizing a PechKucha Night there.  

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Who Killed the King

BY KOSTYA KIMLAT
@ VOL 18 ON JUL 08, 2016

"I am going to tell you a true story, that I made up."

In "Who Killed the King" from PechaKucha Night Orlando Vol. 18, Magician Extraordinaire Kostya Kimlat embarks on a fun-filled journey into the hidden stories that lie in plain sight in a deck of playing cards. Kostya goes on to share his mindblowing theory about the card of King of Hearts with us, touching on the European history, the history of card making and his own assumptions.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on May 26th, 2017.

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My Intangible Collection

BY HOLLY BRIGGS
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 18, 2016

"They are permanent records of somebody's big mistake."

In My Intangible Collection at PechaKucha Night Knoxville Vol. 20Holly Briggs shares how her keen interest in other's unfortunate mishaps on the road have led her to pursue a hobby of photographing these colorful mistakes. 

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 5th, 2017.

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Remembering the City: Souvenirs from Aleksandrovsk to Zaporizhzhya

BY VIKTOR BABENKO
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 17, 2016

Victor Babenko told history of souvenirs from the day when city was found till today. What were the souvenirs in the past and how they have changed through the times?

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The story of Silk: How passion brings people together

BY CHLOE LING
@ VOL 4 ON APR 15, 2017

Chloe Ling first started her journey in dance in the bellydance genre. Here, she was introduced to a large repertoire of props usually used in the art. After delving deeper into the history of the props, she fell in love with their stories and how they come to represent the power passion has to connect and bond people 

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White Mystery On Tour

BY ALEX WHITE
@ VOL 24 ON DEC 04, 2012

Red headed rockers, White Mystery, preview their upcoming tour.

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The Mystery League

BY SANDOR WEISZ
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Sandy Weisz, founder of the Mystery League,  is a purveyor of puzzle hunts.

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What Happened at Skeleton Lake

BY JAY HILL
@ VOL 13 ON NOV 18, 2016

Jay Hill shares one of history's mysteries.

A frozen lake full of human skeletons is discovered in the Himalayas, launching a decades-long quest to solve a centuries-old mystery.